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Homework February 14 – 21, 2019

Hi Barsam, Note to the parents: Barsam can try a full size violin. He played on a full size violin yesterday ( in and outside of violin class) and said " it felt fine." Especially if there isn't a 3/4 size violin available for him to rent, a full size violin is a possible option. Barsam actually seemed quite enthusiastic [...]

2019-02-15T06:28:28-05:00February 15th, 2019|

Homework Feb. 10 to 17

Hi Simon, Liam and Noah, here is your homework for this week! Simon, J.S.Bach Sarabande: Good tempo! Emphasize first and second beat. Bring out character of Sarabande: unequal notes: more length & vibrato on important notes. Practice chords for intonation : bars 9 and 10. Decide on dynamics. Question: trill...should be in bar 11 on B? In your edition trill [...]

2019-02-22T18:39:12-05:00February 13th, 2019|

Homework Feb 3 to 10, 2019

Hi Simon, Vincenza and Noah, here is your homework for this week. Simon, it is such a privilege to teach you viola. Your playing is secure, intelligent and you have a good tone. I would like you to think more about phrasing and interpretation, especially in the Bach. So, my suggestions for practice are more musically focused... and to develop [...]

2019-02-22T18:38:26-05:00February 5th, 2019|

Homework Nov 18 to 25

Hi Noah and Lev, here is your homework for this week. Noah, Thank you for working hard in your violin lesson. You are making good progress! Please go to Long & McQuade and return your violin and select a new violin to rent. Tell the staff at the store that your teacher send you because your violin suddenly goes badly [...]

2018-11-20T11:21:36-05:00November 20th, 2018|

Homework Nov 11 to 18

Hi Liam and Noah, here is your homework for this week ? Liam, Thank you for working hard in your violin lesson. Your daily practicing is really paying off. Keep up the good work! Haendel: the ensemble piece ( lose leaf). You are doing really well! Just a few practice tips: Practice the more difficult bars first (notes on the [...]

2018-11-13T22:16:42-05:00November 13th, 2018|

Homework violin Sept 30 to Oct 7

Dear Liam, Very good progress with the violin! Thank you for working so hard in your violin lesson. Remember to always practice with proper posture: your violin sits on your collarbone. Lean your head slightly to the left on your chin rest . Scroll is at the level of your nose. Practice both sitting and standing. When standing make sure [...]

2018-10-01T12:27:46-04:00October 1st, 2018|

Homework April 8 to 15

HI Olivia, Bohan, Sophie and Mazal, here is your homework. Olivia, very nice work with the ensemble playing. Just a few tips: practice counting while playing the violin so it becomes a habit. Review circle of fifth. Listen to Haendel Concerto Grosso open 6 no 5 ( Minuet). This helps you to become familiar with the piece. Going to bring [...]

2018-04-11T16:21:43-04:00April 11th, 2018|

Homework Feb 3 to 10, 2018

HI Olivia, Bohan and Amy,  here is your homework. Olivia, hope your right hand is healing. Missed you Sunday. To keep maintaining your violin skills, you can do some mental practice without the violin. Mental practice: go over the different finger patterns in your head. Say out loud the note names in a scale, naming the semi-tones, ( the fingers [...]

2018-02-05T11:11:49-05:00February 5th, 2018|

Homework Dec 31 to Jan 7

Happy New Year Olivia, Bohan and Amy! Looking forward to seeing you this Sunday! If you could please prepare the following pieces, scales etc for your lesson: Olivia, Please prepare your pieces: " he's a pirate " ,my heart will go on" , " fellowship of he rings". Looking forward to seeing you Sunday! Bohan, Please prepare " prayer"  andreas [...]

2018-01-05T10:25:22-05:00January 5th, 2018|

Homework Dec 3 to 10

HI Olivia and Amy. Here is your homework: Olivia, Thank you for an excellent lesson! Keep practicing your scales with different bowings and rhythms. Before practicing a scale name a) the notes which have the semi-tones b) the finger pattern. Please review all your scales over the week! Also practice intervals using clues from songs. Do warm-ups, especially chromatics. Song: [...]

2017-12-05T15:23:15-05:00December 5th, 2017|
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